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15 April 2021 - NW818

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

1. with reference to the Arts Organisation Support Funding, he will furnish Mrs V van Dyk with a list of all applications for projects funding in terms of the (a) names of applicants, (b) amounts approved and (c) date on which funding of each project (i) started and (ii) expired from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2020; 2. What (a) number of applications are still active and (b) is the name of each applicant; 3. Whether any of the applicants had successfully reapplied in 2020, but still have active projects, if not, what is the position in this regard, if so, (a) what is the (i) name of each applicant and (ii) amount of funding allocated and (b) has any payment been made? NW977E

Reply:

1. The following are the projects financially supported in the year under review.

LIST OF CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PROJECTS FUNDED DURING 2020/21

   

#

Name & surname

Date of Approval

Budget

Duration of the Project

Active/Non Active

1

Mr Barney Mokgatle

18/05/2020

R300.000

Not yet started

Non-Active

2

Mr Molaodi Sekake

18/05/2020

R100.000

18/03/2021 – 30/09/2021

Active

3

Ms Rosemary Gray

18/05/2020

R100 000

Not yet started

Non-Active

4

Mr Barney Mokgatle

18/05/2020

R300 000

Not yet started

Non-Active

5

Mr Mandlakayise Dube

18/05/2020

R350 000

Not yet started

Non-Active

6

Ms Fikile Hlatshwayo

18/05/2020

R300 000

Not yet started

Non-Active

7

Mr Mothobi Mutloatse

18/05/2020

R380 000

Not yet started

Non-Active

8

Mr Reedwaan Vally / New Africa Books

18/05/2020

R1,100 000

20/09/2020 – 31/03/2021

Active

9

Congress Mahlangu and Andre Marais / Reading Incubator SOECA

18/05/2020

R1 000 000

Not yet started

Non-Active

10

South African Book Development Council (SABDC)

18/05/2020

Has received annual funding for the period under review

R 2 500 000

20/12/2020 – 25/02/2021

Active

11

Nonhlanhla Matshazi / Londilox

18/05/2020

R2 000 000

Not yet started

Non-Active

12

South African Literary Awards (Raks Seakhoa)

13/03/2020

Has received annual funding for the period under review

R1 500 000

20/12/2020 – 31/03/2021

Active

13

Roshnie Moonsammy (Afro Arts SA) / African Women Writers Network project

13/03/2020

Has received funding in the period under review

R750 000

Not yet started

Non-Active

14

UKZN Time of the Writer Festival

13/03/2020

R800 000

01/07/2020 – 31/12/2020

Active

15

KZN Music Imbizo

24/08/2020

R1060,000

31/03/2021

Completed

16

Crown Gospel Awards

22/08/2020

R2000,000

31/03/2021

Active

17

Africa Rising International Film Festival (Streamed)

25/06/2019

R1,200,000

03/2019 – 05/2021 (2 yrs)

Active

18

Fashion Industry Awards (online launch)

01/09/2020

R500,000

15/02/2021

Active

19

Groovafest

17/12/2020

R1 000 000

31/03/2021

Active

20

Fashion Heritage Social Entrepreneur capacity building (online program)

01/09/2020

R1000 000

31/03/2021

Active

21

Content Creation/Innovative Hubs (Animation)

 

R 3 000 000

Not Started

Non Active

23

Emerging Creatives capacity building program (virtual & steamed)

22/09/2020

R1190 000

31/03/2021

Active

24

Dr Wally Serote Reading Incubator

 

R 1 000 000

 

Active

25

BOM Music Development Incubator Programme

 

R1 000 00

 

Completed

26

Playhouse company Incubator

 

R1 000 000

 

Active

27

Arts in Motion Incubator Programme

 

R1 000 000

 

Completed

28

Arts Cape Incubator

 

R1 000 000

Not started

Non Active

29

Reading Incubator & Athlone Hub

 

R 700 000

 

Active

30

Training program (Amambazo Mobile Academy)

16/07/2018

R12 million

30/06/2021

Non Active

31

INDONI SA

 

R10 milliom

Not Strated

Non Active

32

Covid Book and Women Network

-

R840 000

Not sarted

Non Active

33

South African Roadies Association (SARA) International Relations

21/12/2020

R1,265,000

31/03/2023

Active

34

CCIFSA

08/05/2020

R2.5millin

31/03/2021

Active

36

Northern Cape Provincial CADP

 

0.00

 

Active

37

Eastern Cape Provincial CADP

26/02/2020

450,000

31/03/2021

Active

38

Western Cape CADP

09/03/2021

450,000

31.04/2021

Active

39

Limpopo Provincial CADP

01/11/2019

0.00

30/05/2021

Active

41

North West CADP

08/03/2020

300,000

30/04/2021

Active

42

Gauteng Provincial CADP

10/03/2020

300,000

31/03/2021

Active

43

Mpumalanga Provincial CADP

01/11/2019

0.00

30/05/2021

Active

44

Free State Provincial CADP

01/11/2019

0.00

30/05/2021

Acrive

45

KZN Provincial CADP

26/02/2021

450,000

31/03/2021

Active

47

National Arts Festival

 

R3,5 million

 

Completed

48

Mai Mai

17/11/2020

R2. million

31/03/2021

Active

49

South African National Book Development Policy Consultative Session (s)

-

R1 300 000

Not started

Non Active

50

Downtown Studios

15/06/2020

R6 million

31/03/2020

Active

51

District Six

-

R3 million

Not started

Non Active

52

African Book Design Fair

-

R300 000

Not Started

Non Active

53

Spoken Word Youth Performance Poetry ( Hear my Voice)

 

R500 000

 

Active

54

Public Art project in Tembisa, Gauteng

30/06/2020

R250,000

31/03/2020

Active

55

Public Art project at Emakhazeni, Mpumalanga

30/06/2020

R500,000

31/03/2020

Active

56

SAMIC Conference

-

R604 000

Not Started

Non Active

57

Public Art project at Salt River, Western Cape

30/06/2020

R400,000

31/03/2021

Active

58

Public Art project at Eluthuthu, Eastern Cape

30/06/2020

R500,000

31/03/2021

Active

59

Gateways Public Art at Several Municipalities

30/06/2020

R500,000

31/03/2021

Active

60

KZN_ Wushini

 

R400 000

Not started

Non Active

61

LP_TLZ Development Projects

 

R400 000

Not stared

Non Active

62

MPUMALANGA_ Emthojeni

   

Not started

Non Active

65

Writers Guild of South Africa

October 19

R700 000

2019 -2021

Active

66

Siters Working in Film and TV

0ctober 2019

R246 000

2019 -2021

Active

67

South African Guild of Actors

19/07/2019

R300 000

31/03/2021

Active

68

South African Screen Federation (SASFED

19/07/2-19

R1 000 000

31/03/2021

Active

69

Independent Black Filmmakers Collective (IBFC)

1+9/07/2019

R964 750

31/03/2021

Active

70

South African Arts & Culture Youth Forum (SAACYF)

03=09=2019

R1,7 million

31/03/2020

Completed

71

Open Design Afrika

02/09/2020

R300 000

31/03/2021

Completed

72

The Village Knockout Foundation

22/11/2021

R516 850

31/03/2021

Active

73.

Marang Youth Development

22/11/2021

R600 000

31/03/2021

Active

74.

Somelezi Development & Project

22/11/2021

R638 000

31/03/2021

Active

75.

The Filed Band Foundation

22/11/2021

R700 000

31/03/2021

Active

76

Sizovelela Community Development

22/11/2021

R572 000

31/03/2021

Active

77.

Make It Happen (NPO)

22/11/2021

R500 000

31/03/2021

Active

78.

Unity and Cultural Diversity Council (NPO)

22/11/2021

R554 000

31/03/2021

Active

79.

Steelpan and Marimba Youth Development

03/02/2021

R590 000

31/03/2021

completed

80.

Ndwanenhle Rural Development

15/12/2020

R583 150

31/03/2021

Completed

2 . (a) 44 applications / projects are still active and the (b) names are reflected in the table above

15 April 2021 - NW285

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with the (a) specifications of the Travel With Flair tender, (b) date on which the tender was awarded, (c) total value of the tender, (d) total costs spent against the tender from commencement of the contract to date, (e) notice of any deviations processed in order to procure personal protective equipment from Travel with Flair, (f) legislative prescripts upon which the deviation relied, (g) notice of approval of the deviation and (h) contract value of the deviation; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

Reply:

(a) The tender specification of Travel With Flair (TWF) is attached as Annexure A.

(b) The tender was awarded to Travel with Flair on 16 October 2017.

(c) & (d) From the commencement date of the tender until to date the department paid R401 113 751.00. This is a total amount spent inclusive of local accommodation provided, international accommodation provided, local air transport, international air transport, local land transport, community events management, conferences, seminars, departmental functions, information sessions, training sessions, departmental management meetings (away from department’s offices and usually with other spheres of government), travel agency service fees, travel agency back office processing fees and travel agency conference and events management fees.

(e) to (h) There were no deviations processed. The personal protective equipment paid for were part of the costs of community events the company coordinated or managed on behalf of the department. This was to ensure that the events comply with requirements of the guidelines issued by the Department of Health and SAPS as well as the disaster management regulations on Covid-19 issued by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs,

 

15 April 2021 - NW893

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Hlengwa, Ms MD to ask the Minister of Health

(1)Whether, with reference to the administration of the first batch of vaccines (details furnished), he has been engaging with the medical aid companies, particularly those whose apparent current stance is that they do not carry liability in law for side effects and adverse effects of medicine administration and this would apply to the vaccine on the same basis; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether members of medical aid schemes qualify for medical care for conditions that are a result of vaccine side-effects; if not, why not; if so, (3) what is his department’s position with regard to the no-fault compensation fund mentioned by the Finance Minister in his recent Budget Speech?

Reply:

1. The engagements with the medical schemes industry have been coordinated and managed by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), which is the body mandated with oversight of the industry as per the provisions of the Medical Schemes Act (No. 131 of 1998). One of the core provisions of the Act is the need for all medical schemes to cover Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs), except for those that have applied and qualified for specific exemptions. By definition, PMBs are a set of predefined conditions which, anyone who is part of a medical scheme, no matter what benefit option they are on, can receive treatment for 270 hospital-based and 25 chronic conditions, and the price of these will be covered in full. The aim of PMB cover is to ensure that the wellbeing and health of South African medical scheme members is safeguarded, and that private healthcare is more affordable. PMBs also cover any kind of emergency treatment and include certain out-of-hospital treatments.

To ensure that the population is adequately covered for COVID-19, the CMS included it as part of the PMB conditions in May 2020. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccines were also included as a benefit in December 2020. These two inclusions were done in concurrence between the Minister of Health and the Council for Medical Schemes in line with the provisions of the Act. This essentially implies that each medical scheme is compelled to cover the full costs of testing, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of COVID-19 related conditions. This also includes covering all clinical adverse events as well as any complications that may arise because of being inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine.

2. All medical schemes are legally obliged through the amendments that have been made to the PMB regulations to cover the full costs of any side effects that their members may experience due to having being inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine.

3. There are several requirements when governments and or international entities engage with manufacturers and suppliers of vaccines globally. In the engagements that we have been having regarding access to and supply of COVID-19 vaccines, some of the core requirements include the need for countries to make (a) upfront payments for vaccines prior to receiving delivery of their orders; (b) compliance with all contractual confidentiality clauses for a period of up to 10 years; (c) the establishment of No-Fault Compensation systems to indemnify manufacturers from any adverse events that may occur as a result of administering the vaccines; (d) the demand for Ministers to sign contracts and not DGs; and (e) the change in delivery terms without negotiating with the purchasing country and no penalties to be imposed in instances where that occurs.

The National Department of Health is in full support of the no-fault compensation fund mentioned by the Finance Minister in his recent Budget Speech. To this effect, the Department has initiated a few actions to support the expedited establishment of the no-fault compensation fund. We are proposing the establishment of a National Immunisation Safety Committee (NISEC) to be chaired by a Retired Judge. The NISEC would be charged with determining causality in terms of the adverse events. It would be supported by an Adjudication Committee which will look into the severity of the injury suffered by the claiming party and also determine the appropriate level of compensation. An Appeals Committee will also be created to handle all appeals and an Administrator would be in place to manage all matters pertaining to records keeping, communication with claimants, processing and payment of claims and all other relevant administration matters. The administration could be under an entity similar to SASRIA. Standard operating procedures would be in place to follow clear steps that ensure appropriate adjudication of claims, and also providing opportunity for claimants to accept or reject the recommended compensation.

END.

15 April 2021 - NW284

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with the (a)(i) full names and (ii) details of the position of the National Procurement Officer according to the Government Gazette No 464 that was published on 15 April 2020 and (b) details of the (i) recruitment and (ii) selection process followed in the appointment process of the National Procurement Officer; if not, why not; if so, on what date?

Reply:

Honourable Member, the said Regulations do not make provision for a National Procurement Officer.

Rand Water was appointed to provide programme management for the provision of water tanks, water tankers and augmentation of water resources such as the equipping of boreholes as part of the COVID-19 intervention. Rand Water utilised its internal staff for the procurement of all goods and services for the implementation of the COVID-19 Intervention Project on behalf of the Department of Water and Sanitation. Further, Rand Water’s emergency procurement processes were applied for the procurement of goods as per the Disaster Management Act, 2002 and the Water and Sanitation Emergency Procurement Covid-19 Disaster Response Directions issued in terms of Regulation 10(8) of the Regulations issued under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). The Government Gazette containing the Directions referred to is attached as Annexure A.

15 April 2021 - NW933

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Whether she will furnish Ms E L Powell with the (a) nature and purpose, (b) full cost of each event, (c) total number of persons in attendance, including the attendance register, (d) all invoices for all the costs incurred, (e) photographs of distribution activities, (f) photographs of original events prior to distribution events, (g) agenda of each original event, (h) agenda of each distribution event, (i) name of the Master of Ceremonies of each original event and (j) list of speakers for events which took place as per the Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment from External Service Providers Presentation sent to Members of the Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation on 7 September 2020 after which personal protective equipment was distributed (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

  1. Nature and purpose  of vents:

Honourable Member community outreach engagements are part of our work, each Member of Parliament is accountable to the public. These sessions are meant to raise awareness and afford us an opportunity to account directly to our communities. The Community Outreach drive is done in partnership with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to raise awareness on Informal Settlements Upgrading, Emergency Housing, and the COVID-19 pandemic and its implication on affected communities throughout the country.

 

 

 (b)       Full cost of the events:                         

Total Costs

R487 735.00

R431 710.00

R496 715.20

R272 005.00

R492 595.00

R199 105.00

 

(c)        Total number of persons in attendance, including the attendance register:

Based on a headcount by members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) and our Security Management, the number of community members gathered varied between 50 and 100.  The figures varied based on the number of people allowed as per the different Gazetted COVID-19 Lockdown Levels.

(d)       A copy of the report tabled at the Portfolio Committee has been attached.

(e) to (j) The information requested by the Honourable Member is available on the departmental website, and is public information. Further, alerts are sent out before events and media statements are issued afterwards. The Honourable Member is encouraged to join us to have first-hand information of the work we do. We also publicise our work, including events, in our Breaking New Ground (BNG) Journal.  

15 April 2021 - NW959

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

What are the details for (a) each (i) town and (ii) city that has had their name changed since 1994, (b) the timeframe taken for each name change and (c) the amount each name change cost?

Reply:

(a). (i)(ii). Attached is the list of all towns and cities whose names have been changed since 1994.

(b). The timeframes for names standardisation vary from province to province but is estimated at nine months for each name. This estimated period includes the consultation period by the Provincial Geographical Names Committees, the sitting of the South African Geographical Names Council, and the gazetting of the names by the Government Printers.

(c) The costs for geographical names standardisation are budgeted for both at the provincial and national Departments responsible for Sport, Arts and Culture.

 

NO

NEW NAMNEW NAME

PREVIOUS NAME OR STATUS CHANGE.

PROVINCE

FEATURE

DATE GAZETTED

 

Gqeberha

Change of name from Port Elizabeth

Eastern Cape

City

2021/02/22

 

Kariega

Change of name from Uitenhage

Eastern Cape

City

2021/02/22

 

Ntabozuko

Change of name from Berlin

Eastern Cape

Town

2021/02/22

 

Nqanqarhu

Change of name from MaClear Town

Eastern Cape

Town

2021/02/22

 

Makhanda

change of

name from

Grahamstown

Eastern

Cape.

Town

2018/06/29

 

eMthonjaneni

Change of

name Melomoth

KZN

Town

2017/12/15

 

Cacadu

Change of name from Lady Frere

Eastern Cape

Town

2016/02/09

 

Komani

change of name from Queenstown

Eastern Cape

Town

2016/02/09

 

Khowa

change of name from Elliot

Eastern Cape

Town

2016/02/09

 

KwaBhaca

change of name from Mount Frere

Eastern Cape

Town

2016/02/09

 

Dikeni

change of name from Alice

Eastern Cape

Town, Post Office and Railway Station

2016/06/17

 

Qumrhra

correction of spelling from Komga

Eastern Cape

Town

2015/05/15

 

Maletswai

Change of name from Aliwal North

Eastern Cape

Town

2015/09/11

 

James Calata

Change of name from Jamestown

Eastern Cape

Town

2015/09/11

 

Hlohlolwane

change of name from Clocolan

Free State

Town

2015/12/09

 

Makhado

change of name from Louis Trichardt

Limpopo

Town

2014/11/25

 

Nthorwane

change of name Greylingstad

Mpumalanga

Town

2013/03/28

 

Thaba-Kgwali

change of name from Grootvlei

Mpumalanga

Town

2013/03/28

 

Mbizana

Correction of spelling from Bhizana

Eastern Cape

Town, River and Post Office in the Mhlonto Municipality in the Eastern Cape

2013/08/08

 

eMuziwezinto

correction of spelling from Mzinto

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2013/10/02

 

Mamafubedu

change of name from Petrus Steyn

Free State

Town

2012/11/02

 

Makhado

change of name from Louis Trichardt

Limpopo

Town

2011/10/14

 

eMkhuze

correction of spelling from Mkuze

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2011/10/07

 

Nokakgolo

new name

Free State

Town

2011/10/07

 

eMdloti

correction of spelling from Town Umdloti

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2010/10/01

 

eManzimtoti

correction of spelling Town

from Amanzimtotl

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2010/10/01

 

KwaKhangela

correction of spelling from Congella

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2010/10/01

 

Tshwane

registration of a Town in Gauteng

Municipal Council name as a

geographical feature

Gauteng

City

2010/01/29

 

eMkhondo

change of name from Town in Mpumalanga

Piet Ritief

Mpumalanga

Town

2010/01/29

 

eManzana

eManzana (Change of name

from

A town in Badplaas in Mpumalanga

8adplaas)

Change of name from A town in Badplaas in Mpumalanga

adplaas

Mpumalanga

Town

2009/09/18

 

Bhisho

Correction of spelling from Bisho

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Boardwalk Meander

Registration of new settlement

Free State

Town

2006/07/27

 

Centane

Correction of spelling from Kantane

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Dutywa

Correction of Spelling from Idutywa

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Early Dawn

Registration of new settlement

North West

Town

2006/07/27

 

EMalahleni

Formerly Witbank

Mpumalanga

Town

2006/07/27

 

Emshinini

Formerly Lydenburg

Mpumalanga

Town

2006/07/27

 

Hammanskraal West

Registration of existing settlement

Free State

Town

2006/07/27

 

Khumula Estate

Registration of new settlement

Mpumalanga

Town

2005/05/01

 

KwaDukuza

change of name from Stanger

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2006/07/27

 

Lakeside Estates

Registration of new settlement

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Malalane

correction of spelling from Malelane

Mpumalanga

Town

2006/07/27

 

Midstream Estate

Correction of spelling

Gauteng

Town

2006/07/27

 

Modjadjiskloof

Change of name from

Duiwelskloof

Limpopo

Town

2006/07/27

 

Mookgophong

Former Naboomspruit

Limpopo

Town

2006/07/27

 

Mthatha

Correction of Spelling from Mtata

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Mvane

Correction of Spelling from Imvani

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Ngcobo

Correction of Spelling from Engcobo

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Ngqamakhwe

Correction of Spelling from Nqamakwe

Eastern Cape

Town

2006/07/27

 

Orlando Ekhaya

Registration of existing settlement

Gauteng

Town

2006/06/30

 

Wigwam

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2004/04/08

 

Magobe Extension 1

Registration of existing settlement

Northern Cape

Town

2005/02/25

 

Ntabankulu

Correction of Spelling from Tabankulu

Eastern Cape

Town

2005/02/25

 

Pirintsho

Correction of Spelling from Pirintsu

Eastern Cape

Town

2005/07/01

 

Riverside Township

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2005/07/01

 

Summerfields

Change of name from Crystal Park Ext 17

Gauteng

Town

2005/05/27

 

Lethabong

Formerly Hartbeesfontein

North West

Town

2004/05/28

 

Thembani

Registration of existing settlement

Eastern Cape

Town

2004/10/01

 

Umhlanga Gateway

Not indicated on the gazette

KwaZulu-Natal

Town

2003/06/06

 

Lephalale

Ellisras

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Modimolle

Formerly Nylstroom

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Bela-Bela

Change of name from Warmbaths

Limpopo

Town

2002/06/14

 

Mogwadi

Dendron

Limpopo

Town

2002/10/01

 

Mokopane

Formerly Potgietersrus

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Ormonde View

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2002/11/08

 

Musina

Formerly Messina

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Polokwane

Formerly Pietersburg

Limpopo

Town

2002/05/01

 

Boardwalk Manor

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Residential Town

2001/04/09

 

Boshoek

Registration of existing setllement

North West

Town

2001/04/09

 

Isisekelo

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2001/10/29

 

N12 Highway Park

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2001/02/16

 

Ditshoka

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Freedom Park

 

Registration of new settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Reagile

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Nkaikela

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Mmaleupa

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Mantsie

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Kgosing

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Go-Nkwe

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Goedgevonden

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Ga-Seane

Registration of existing settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Freedom Park

Registration of new settlement

North West

Town

2001/11/16

 

Chief A Luthuli Park

Registration of new settlement

Gauteng

Town

2000/09/22

15 April 2021 - NW973

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Roos, Mr AC to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1) Given the continued closure of determination and retention of citizenship services in his department, what number of (a) determination applications and (b) retention of citizenship applications were processed before the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 was declared in the 2019-20 financial year; (2) What number of staff who receive determination and retention of citizenship applications (a) have been working in front offices of his department as at 11 March 2021 and (b) are currently not sick but have been at home due to COVID 19 restrictions as at 11 March 2021; (3) Given that the number of determination and retention of citizenship requests are a fraction of other types of civic services, on what medical, scientific and/or COVID-risk evidence are these services remaining closed; (4) Whether determination and retention of citizenship services will only be opened after the lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 is over; if not, on what date will determination and retention of citizenship services be opened; if so, what are the relevant details?

Reply:

(1)(a) 35 795

(b) 1875

(2)(a) 120

(b) 0

(3) This is as a result of the observation by the Department of a high number of staff being affected in the wake of the second wave of the COVID-19 variant, followed by front offices being temporarily closed due to decontamination and sanitising thereof. This then necessitated and made it imperative for the Department to reduce some of its operational services as part of an attempt to reduce the number of clients who visit our offices who may further exacerbate the spread of Covid-19 among clients and staff.

The Department thereby made a determination to prioritise key services and to offer critical and mandatory enabling documents such as registration of births, death and identity documents. This strategy would not perpetuate high client volumes with the enduring queues, hence the COVID-19 administrative protocols applied as a containment measure to limit the further spread of the virus.

(4) The Department will from time to time conduct a review and consult with relevant structures including the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC). When the situation improves, a determination will then be made to resume pending services including determination and retention applications, in a phased approach and will then be pronounced, as a result.

END

15 April 2021 - NW967

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Mhlongo, Mr TW to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

1)(a) What is the total budget allocated to the established Ministerial Advisory Team (MAT) in the 2021-22 financial year and (b) where will the budget come from; (2) whether he consulted other sectors in the industry before appointing the MAT; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what was the reason (a) for establishing the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) and (b)(i) that there is no budget for the CCIFSA and (ii) the MAT was appointed to do what CCIFSA should be doing?

Reply:

(1)(a).The total budget allocated to the established Ministerial Advisory Team (MAT) amounts to three million (R3 million)

(b). The budget is sourced from the Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) Goods and Services allocations.

(2). Yes, the sectors in the industry were consulted during several meeting at Freedom Park addressing the challenges faced by the sector.

(3) CCIFSA was established to address challenges of fragmentation in the arts and culture sector. The Department only provided the necessary support for the establishment. CCIFSA is therefore an industry body that was established to lead activism in cultural and creative policy development, and to guarantee coherent implementation of developmental programs. For this, CCIFSA is a structure that is independent from the DSAC and government.

(b)(i). The Department has provided financial support to CCIFSA in the past years, including in this financial year. Given our mandate, it is only reasonable to continue supporting CCIFSA for the benefit of the sector.

(ii) MAT was established not to replace CCIFSA but to assist with the current challenges faced by the sector as a result of COVID-19 impact on the sector. The new challenges warrant new or different approaches to ensure stability and sustainability in the sector; MAT will approach these challenges by employing five (5) work streams to ensure that practitioners are taken care of during the pandemic, as we are not sure as to when the world will return to the usual normal. CCIFSA is part of MAT, responsible for one of the five work streams, namely Wellness Programme working closely with DSAC and service providers to develop well-structured communication between practitioners and implementers of desired services.

15 April 2021 - NW705

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Ismail, Ms H to ask the Minister of Health

(1)When last did his department conduct oversight of the (a) academic programmes offered to and (b) living conditions of students studying in the Republic of Cuba as part of the Nelson Mandela-Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration Programme; (2) whether his department made any changes to the programme over the past five academic years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details in each case; (3) what number of (a) students enrolled in the programme in every academic year since its inception and (b) the specified students graduated with a medical degree after completion of the programme?

Reply:

In order to respond to this Question, information must be sourced from the provinces. The Department is still in the process of sourcing this information and as soon as all the information is received, the Minister will provide the response to the Question.

END.

15 April 2021 - NW927

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture

(Given that his department donated funds for COVID-19 relief where applicants were promised to receive three payments of R2 200 over three months, totalling an amount of R6 600, what (a) total amount was made available for the COVID-19 Relief Fund by his department, (b)(i) were the dates for applications and (ii) number of applicants applied and (c) are the (i) names of the beneficiaries, (ii) dates of application for the funding and (iii) relevant details of the payments made in each case?

Reply:

The R6 600 was applicable in the 2ND Wave of Covid-19 Relief funding cycle and was never broken down over three months.

a) Total amount made available was R20 million split equally between BASA and NAC.

b) (i) The applications opened on 17 August 2020 and closed on 11th September 2020.

(ii) 2809 applications were received.

c) (i) See attached list

(ii) All applicants applied within the window period of 17 August 2020 to 11th September 2020.

(iii) So far, 582 approved applicants were each paid R6 600.

 

15 April 2021 - NW660

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Powell, Ms EL to ask the Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

(a) What is the annual amount spent by the Department of Human Settlements on the Breaking New Ground (BNG) television show hosted by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and (b) will she furnish Ms E L Powell with the details of all (i) contractors involved in the production of the television, (ii) the terms of agreement and (iii) any contractual documents between the SABC and the specified department with regard to the screening of the BNG television show?

Reply:

a) The amount spent by the Department of Human Settlements on the Breaking New Ground (BNG) television show hosted by the SA Broadcast Corporation (SABC) was R11 417 699.00 for the 2020/21 financial year.

No

Description

Amount (Rands)

 

SABC 2 Airtime through GCIS

7,335 199.00

 

BNG TV Production through GCIS

4,082 500.00

 

TOTAL

11, 417 699.00

(b) Tsalena Media was appointed through the Government Communication Information System (GCIS). The terms of the agreement can be obtained from GCIS.

15 April 2021 - NW856

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Hicklin, Ms MB to ask the Minister of Health

(1)With reference to the imported KN95 masks that have been supplied to many of the healthcare professionals in the Republic to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic of which the majority were found to be below par in efficiency, what (a) number of the specified KN95 masks were imported for use and/or supply to SA healthcare workers and (b) was the total amount paid to the suppliers of these masks during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic;

Reply:

The following information has been received from the Provincial Departments of Health:

  1. The following table reflects the details in this regard:

PROVINCES

(a) number of the specified KN95 masks were imported for use and/or supply to SA healthcare workers

(b) total amount paid to the suppliers of these masks during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Eastern Cape

900,000

R38,270,000.00

Free State

450,000

R20,501,000.00

Gauteng

12,165,760

R114,863,550.03

KwaZulu-Natal

The only KN95 masks received were all donated stock.

R0.00

Limpopo

600,002

R16,500,025.00

Mpumalanga

450,000

R20,501,000.00

Northern Cape

280,000

R11,028,800.00

North West

165,000

R2,863,500.00

Western Cape

600,000

R28,715,000.00

(2) During the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic the only supplier contracted as part of the transversal contract was for Respirators that complied with the N95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84) standard. The USA government during this period placed an embargo on the exportation of N95 respirators due to the demand for these in the USA. This situation impacted on the availability of N95 respirators in South Africa.

To manage the procurement of PPE, in this case respirators within the context of a global shortage, Treasury Notes 3 and 5 of 2020/21 made special provisions for the procurement of PPE in an emergency. National Treasury issued Treasury Note 3 of 2020/21 to allow for a central procurement mechanism which would have assisted provinces. However due to objections raised by stakeholders this note was repealed and replaced by Treasury Note 5 of 2020/21. Treasury Note 5 of 2020/218 then enabled local procurement of PPE within the framework of emergency procurement under the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), as amended, and up to a value of R30 million on a decentralised basis by provinces.

(3) The Infection Prevention and Control guidelines developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic recommends the use of respirators in environments where aerosol generating procedures are performed.

These respirators or filtering facepiece respirators (FFR), are subject to various regulatory standards around the world. These standards specify certain required physical properties and performance characteristics for respirators to claim compliance with the particular standard.

  • N95 (United States NIOSH-42CFR84)
  • FFP2 (Europe EN 149-2001)
  • KN95 (China GB2626-2006)

Noting that all of the above standards are comparable as per the below table.